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Despite the NHL's successful Vaccination rates, Ottawa Senators season comes to a halt

Updated: Nov 25, 2021

The Ottawa senators have become the first NHL team this season (2021-2022) to have postponed multiple games due to an increasing in the number of Positive COVID-19 Cases. Yes, you heard it right. Despite having a fully Vaccinated roster, the Senators will not be able to play their upcoming three games against the Devils, Predators and Rangers.

Yesterday, the Senators hosted the Flames in Ottawa where they lost 4-0. They have now lost 7 of their last 8 games and sit in last place in the Atlantic division with a 4-10-1 record.

With Drake Batherson being the most recent player to test positive, there are now ten members of the Senators in COVID-19 Protocol including Associate Coach Jack Capuano.

The authorities have decided to give the struggling franchise a week break to prevent any further breakouts.

List of Ottawa Senator's Players in the Covid-19 Protocol :

Forwards: Drake Batherson, Alex Formenton, Austin Watson, Dylan Gambrell, Connor Brown.

Defenseman: Nikita Zaitseve, Josh Brown, Victor Mete, Nick Holden.

Goaltender: Matt Murray.

It appears that the Ottawa Senators won't be able to hit the ice again until this Saturday, which can then be further pushed back due to any new Positive Covid-19 cases. As their Head Coach D.J. Smith said in his most recent interview.

"Everyone seems to be doing okay, I mean there's some guys that have had a few more symptoms than others,".

In addition, he said it's affecting his players mental health as well.

For now the Senators are scheduled to play against the Avalanche in the Colorado on Saturday night.



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